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November 20, 2013
Advanced techniques allowed crews at Los Alamos National Laboratory to decontaminate large boxes of waste so it could be shipped as mixed low-level rather than transuranic waste.
EM’s Los Alamos TRU Waste Campaign Heads Toward Completion

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – The safe and steady progress in repackaging and shipping legacy waste has resulted in another record-setting year for the EM program at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

November 14, 2013
Approximately 1.8 million tons of salt have been mined out of the underground at WIPP.
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's Excavated Salt Agreement Supports Conservation Education, Other Public Initiatives

CARLSBAD, N.M. – Proceeds from a unique arrangement that turned excavated salt from EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) into a usable commodity have supported an array of public projects, including field trips focusing on conservation education for about 600 elementary-age students.

November 12, 2013
Energy.gov now provides a browsing experience tailored to the device you're using.
Introducing a More Responsive Energy.gov

Energy.gov now features a responsive design that automatically optimizes the browsing experience for smartphones and tablets, and makes it easier to find consumer energy saving information.

October 30, 2013
A record 1,200 students and educators visited EM’s Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant for the fourth annual Science Alliance.
Record Number Attend EM's Science Alliance

PIKETON, Ohio – More than 1,200 students and educators from 23 southern Ohio schools visited EM’s Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site for the fourth annual Science Alliance earlier this month.

October 30, 2013
Workers drill holes for installation of electrodes as part of a heating system to help clean up contamination.
Groundwater Cleanup Progresses at Paducah Site

PADUCAH, Ky. – A belowground heating system is helping to clean up the leading source of groundwater contamination at EM’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.

October 30, 2013
The Separations Process Research Unit Demolition Project Safety Committee meets regularly with employees and supervisors to discuss safety issues and reinforce safe work habits.
Team Surpasses 1 Million Hours Safety Milestone

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. – Vigilance and dedication to safety led the EM program’s disposition project team at the Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) to achieve a milestone of one million hours — over two-and-a-half-years — without injury or illness resulting in time away from work.

October 30, 2013
Hanford Fire Department Lt. Anthony Lovato, Jr. (left) urges his teammate, Capt. Sean Barajas, to carry the 175-pound life-sized dummy across the finish line at the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge in Everett, Wash.
Hanford Firefighters Compete in Combat Challenge

EVERETT, Wash. – Climbing a five-story tower isn’t an everyday experience for EM’s Hanford site firefighters, but it is one of the skills they must master in their job.

October 30, 2013
Grouting of two Savannah River Site waste tanks began in August. Here, the first trucks with grout arrive at F Tank Farm.
Progress Continues Toward Closure of Two Underground Waste Tanks at Savannah River Site

AIKEN, S.C. – The EM program at the Savannah River Site (SRS) is filling two radioactive liquid waste tanks with a cement-like grout in an effort to operationally close them this fall.

October 30, 2013
Magazine Bestows Safety Award on EM Contractor

RICHLAND, Wash. – A woman-owned small business prime contractor to EM’s Office of River Protection has been named one of America’s safest companies for 2013 by EHS Today magazine.

October 30, 2013
EM officials wrote a chapter of this book, described as a valuable resource for project managers, plant managers, engineers, regulators, training professionals, consultants and academics.
EM Contributes Expertise to Comprehensive Resource on Managing Nuclear Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM officials wrote a chapter of a recently published book, Managing Nuclear Projects – A Comprehensive Management Resource, which covers a range of areas with emphasis on process, requirements and lessons learned. Authors from France, Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Finland, Austria, and the U.S. contributed to the book.